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Knossos Archaeological Site

KNOSOS, Heraklion, Crete, Greece
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Ranked #7 of 32 attractions in Heraklion
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Type: Ancient Ruins
Description: Knosos Archaeological site 12km south of Heraklion
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Rhodes, Greece
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Please, do not let the heat/sun and the tourist groups to distruct you from that extremely important for our european/global history 4000years old!!! multifloor and labyrinthine constuction/monument with flush toilet and bath for the Queen.

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

It's hard to believe this amazing place was built 4000 years ago…its an enormous sight with stunning views and an incredible amount of history…not much shade so if its hot take a hat/parasol!

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

The main problem with Knossos is that, predictably, it is constantly packed with tourists. The benefit is it is easy enough to tag along with a guided tour and learn some interesting facts about the ruins, but it is difficult to really appreciate what you are seeing. Most of what you see at Knossos is the handiwork of archaeologist Arthur... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Well worth a visit. I have been now three times and I will likely return at some point. The site is large and was partially rebuilt to the original archaeologist's vision. Read about the site before going so that you can get the most out of your visit. Take plenty of water if going in the day, especially during the... More

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stanford le hope
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

How did people from so long ago manage to build such an amazing palace. We thought we would be here for a short time but spent hours looking agt all the different areas

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

What these people were capable of 4000 years ago is mind blowing. Visit the museum first to understand the history of the place.

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Definitely visit in the morning before all the tourists show up. Beautiful reconstruction of the city, the artifacts are well presented and it is easy to navigate the site. Reading the many boards on the site are very helpful as they hold lots of historical information. It's a wonderful site to see Minoan culture, the Greek influence, and just to... More

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Kauai, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I was disappointed with this archaeological site as most of the old feminine spirit and even conversations at each site there were missing.... alot of areas are redone...but have lost the essence of the real fresco look.... Go early in the morning as it is very hot in june...

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Danbury, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Interesting ruins of the palace of the Minoan civilization. If you are interested in history, this is worth the tour.

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Braintree Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Well worth the trip here , beware it is very hot with little shade. We went with Kladous tours , the guides spoke perfect English and German.

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